About Amy Rosen

Amy Rosen is an award-winning journalist and cookbook author who writes regularly for publications such as enRoute, Food & Wine, and Food & Drink. She is the former food editor at Chatelaine and House & Home, has been a columnist for the Globe and Mail and National Post, and has been nominated for a James Beard Award. @amyrrosen

Seven vanilla bean oatmeal cookies scattered across a cooling rack and kitchen towel.

Vanilla Bean Oatmeal Cookies

A classic that’s loved by nearly everybody. A chewy center and delicate flavor of vanilla give them an appeal beyond your everyday oatmeal biscuits. Perfect for sharing, too.

A torn loaf of focaccia with herbs and salt and sprigs of rosemary, a knife, and a hunk of pecorino on the side.

Focaccia

Easier to shape than a boule, focaccia is the next bread you may want to master making at home. Just slice it and eat it as-is with its dimpled herb-flecked surface.